Showing girls everything they can be
When my niece was 4 years old, she asked if she could be both a doctor and a mommy when she grows up, worried that she could only choose one path for her future. Unable to find any age-appropriate books showing working moms, I wrote one for her instead.
When Mommies Go to Work shows girls they can follow their passions--whether that's flying or farming, teaching or serving--and they can raise families too.
This rhyming, softcover picture book is geared for children up to about 6 years old. It is written with girls and moms as central characters, but kids of any gender identity can draw inspiration from the story. The beautiful watercolor illustrations from artist Alex Langenstein feature characters representing a diversity of races, abilities, and family structures.
What are backers funding?
Your support for this project will enable us to self-publish When Mommies Go to Work, collaborating with a woman-owned self-publishing service, which will ensure high-quality printing and broad distribution to make the book widely available after the Kickstarter campaign. Your support goes toward design, production, and printing costs. At the $24 backer levels, your support also makes it possible for us to offer a discount pricing level so that the cost of the book doesn't prove a barrier for any child or family.
What's the timeline?
The print proof is on its way so that we can finalize and start the order! For larger, U.S.-based rewards (like multiple books and classroom sets), we'll direct ship to you from the printer with the goal of having the books to you in time for the holidays. Single-book orders will likely arrive shortly after the holidays, although we still have our fingers crossed for a quick turnaround from the printer.
What if I want more than one copy?
Kickstarter only allows you to back a project at one level, so if you want more than one copy of the book, select the $12 backer level and on the next screen, increase your pledge in increments of $12 to match the number of copies you'd like to order.
Risks and challenges
Risks for the project include the possibility that it won't be fully funded as well as the potential for delays in the production and printing process, which could delay delivery of the books. We want to have the book in your hands for the holiday season, and we'll keep you posted as the timeline comes into clearer focus in the next couple of weeks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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